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Monday, March 26, 2012

Inishbofin Jaunt - Writing Holidays With Yvonne Cullen

Inishbofin Jaunt

Writing Holidays With Yvonne Cullen

Dubliner Magazine’s “Best Creative Writing Teacher in Dublin”

May Bank Holiday Writing Weekend

Inishbofin Island, Connemara


Coinciding with Inishbofin Arts Festival & offering a bonus two-day writing retreat. Tuition Fee: €270*

*€250 to readers of the Over The Edge blog!

Tuition, writing time, good time with kindred spirits and the chance to make the most of a beautiful place!

“Wonderful Weekend!” “Exciting how much progress I have made in one weekend!” Participant feedback, 2011.
MAY BANK HOLIDAY COURSES ON INISHBOFIN

Course Tuition fee of €270 covers four classes and/or workshops plus one informal ‘discussion class,’ a one-to-one meeting, a group reading, support during Writing Retreat days, optional organised social time, reading materials and a document of the ‘best of’ Yvonne’s tips and techniques developed over twenty years of teaching creative writing! Comfortable and good value single room self-catering accommodation is organised for you (paid for separately: from €25 per night based on a 5-night stay; from €30 for 4 nights). Detailed handout on island, advice on walks etc. is available pre-trip. Max 9 students per course. Bookings plus tuition and full accommodation fees required by 25 April to avoid disappointment.


With the BEGINNERS' course here outlined I've aimed to give the kind of trip that worked best for me when I was getting started. Equally, I've tried with the DEVELOPING writer course to offer something that would have felt just right to me when I was pushing a first big writing project up the hill!

Two days of classes and an optional two-day writing retreat is the plan, whether you go for the BEGINNERS' or DEVELOPING option. And with max. Student numbers of 9 in each course, there will be good time for everyone’s work and favourite writing bugbears to be spot-lit!

Please do note particularly that I'm really encouraging you to come to Inishbofin on THURSDAY night, 3rd May, in order to have a two day writing, walking, thinking, brainstorming, meditating (or even arts-festival-attending) stint before or after your course. It is a long way to Bofin, and it is a really cathartic and head-clearing experience being there. Please give this option serious thought.

I will be able to facilitate a couple of participants who need a shorter trip, but if you are self-catering, the standard accommodation charge of €125.00 will have to apply (applies to shared house we are currently booking, and is subject to slight change in further new houses booked). For those opting for B and B (one room left as I write!), I can work with stays of 3 nights and upwards on this weekend, which is such a prime, and prized one for the island's accommodation hosts. Hope you can understand this! Looking forward to hearing from some of you!

Book on 086 1701418 / writingtrain@gmail.com  

I couldn’t have had a more inspiring, generous or devoted teacher” - Helena Nolan, Kavanagh Poetry Prize-winner, 2011.